How Davido Allegedly Stole My 'Assurance' - Artiste
No doubt Davido's latest single 'Assurance' is one of the most played songs in Nigeria currently.
The song has been getting massive airplay on many television and radio stations.
But this came with a dent few days ago when an upcoming artiste, Mbamara Arinze identified as ‘Zona Gee’ accused Omo Baba Olowo (OBO) of stealing the song from him.
The artiste claimed, in a chat with Punch's Sunday Scoop, that he wrote the romantic song (Assurance) for Davido and has not been given any accolade for his work.
Maintaining that he actually told Davido about the song, Zona Gee said, “My friends can bear witness that I had been singing the song, 'Assurance', for a long time before Davido’s version was released.
"The difference was that I didn’t put the name, Chioma. I recorded the chorus and sent it to Davido on WhatsApp. We stopped chatting for a while after that only for me to realise that Davido had released the song. I was even happy that he took my song.
"I sent him a message when I heard the song but he did not reply. Subsequently, I was blocked. At that point, I felt used and I thought of a way to let the world know what happened. That’s why I posted the chat on Facebook. Right now, I am not even sure I spoke with the real Davido. I might have been defrauded.”
On how his paths crossed with Davido in the first place, Zona Gee said:
“I went for a concert and I saw Davido and some people around him. I knew I couldn’t approach any of them there because of their security men. Later on, I was able to meet one of the guys I saw around Davido, and I asked him for Mayorkun’s phone number. He said I had to pay for it and I gave him N5,000. When I called the number he gave me, the person who answered the phone identified himself as Mayorkun’s manager. I told him I wanted to speak with Mayorkun and he handed the phone to someone who claimed to be Mayorkun. Since I didn’t see the person, I cannot verify if it was Mayorkun I spoke with but after speaking with the person for some time, he gave me Davido’s number."
He went on to say that he knew Davido might not pick his call so he sent him a Whatsapp message.
''Some people have been saying that the mail I claimed I was given by Davido was a fake one. However, I was excited because I believed I was talking to Davido and I didn’t bother to make checks” he said.
Zona Gee however said he is ready to apologise if it is proved that it was not Davido that he has been chatting with.
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